Brahms Symphony Cycle - Britten Sinfonia & Sir Mark Elder

Brahms Symphony Cycle

This four-year project with Sir Mark Elder is at the half way mark, and the concerts have been a revelation in how Brahms can be interpreted and performed by a chamber orchestra.

Sir Mark Elder’s scholarly zeal has been illuminating for us all. Speaking about the Brahms Cycle, Sir Mark said “People expect Brahms to have a weight of sound, a monumentality, which isn’t in proportion to what I read in his scores… I’m hoping to reveal the secret side of Brahms’s music; moments of incredible intimacy and delicacy, alongside the Romantic bravura.

We are asking you to support the final two symphonies of the Brahms Symphony Cycle. The musical forces and touring costs involved in this project are significant and your donation will be hugely beneficial in enabling us to deliver the concerts to their full artistic potential.

“Played  by an ensemble of this size and discipline, the effect was exhilarating.” 

The Times on Brahms Symphony No. 1

For the second half of our Brahms Symphony Cycle, we are asking you to donate £100 (+) to help make this immensely exciting project a reality. For your support you will receive recognition on our Britten Sinfonia website, and also in our concert programmes, to thank you for your generosity.

To make a donation, please click on the Donate Now box below.

Thank you.

We hope that you will be able to make a contribution towards our goal and maybe get involved in supporting us in other ways. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this project in more detail, please get in contact with our Development team via email or call 01223 558 501

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